Review: “Charlie Charlton brings an unparalleled level of insight and professionalism to the projects she becomes involved in. With Charlie you get, not only a host for your event who can engage with the audience and manage the flow of conversation with other participants, but you also have the advantage of Charlie's journalistic insight. Charlie will research the area you are working in and have a good knowledge of your other contributors – this all makes your event more professional and polished. When working in the realm of media production Charlie brings her expertise from an extensive broadcasting career with her, lending your productions the sparkle that can set them above the rest.” Gary Chaplin, Business Durham. Jan 2021
The incredible story of Professor Nicola Curtin went worldwide. She was part of a team at Newcastle University who worked for 30 years to produce a new ovarian cancer drug for use on the NHS. Nicola then donated her £865 thousand in royalties to The Community Foundation, to transform the lives of disadvantaged people. I broke the story for the BBC- it was picked up by the press and featured in The Independent's Year in Review. TX 26/11/19
In conversation with writer, Great British Bake Off winner and now national treasure Nadiya Hussain, in front of a sell-out live audience for the Sage Gateshead's first Words Weekend. Review from @Narc_Magazine : "Bouncing off engaging Chair Charlie Charlton, a warm and richly informative conversation shed a fascinating light onto the ‘contradictions’ of being a Bangladeshi woman raised in Britain...keeping the audience enraptured for nearly two hours." Event 06/12/19
Light relief in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, our quirky little film about 12 year-old chess genius Yichen screened on BBC One. TX: Inside Out 30/03/20
PRIME-TIME SHOWS – BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
I have presented a range of shows on this network station, covering broadcasters like Adrian Chiles and Stephen Nolan, as well as co-presenting Breakfast with Nicky Campbell, Weekend Breakfast and the award-winning Drive programme. The rolling news coverage is an opportunity to tackle stories with little warning, from the Rio Olympics and to the show announcing the death of Muhammad Ali, which was praised by the national press.
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2009 – 2021
I presented the Breakfast Show for almost a decade, beating all previous audience figures for this ARIA-nominated Station of the Year. Since becoming a working mother, I presented my own current affairs show which took a more in-depth and sideways look at the day’s news.
My pacey mix of news and conversation proved a winning formula, bringing in more listeners than any other local BBC station outside London.
I was very proud to represent the network at Westminster for the organisation Sound Women- which successfully rebalanced the genders presenting on UK radio. Aside from doing outside broadcasts from across England, I’ve taken the shows to the Netherlands (where I was covering the report into the MH17 plane crash) and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
RADIO AND TV ACROSS BBC NETWORK
My investigative pieces have helped win radio and RTS awards for the current affairs TV programme Inside Out. One of my exclusives, about a 100 year-old transplanted kidney, made international headlines experts claimed I’d uncovered a medical world-first.
I have a proven track record dating back to the early stages of the financial crisis, when my coverage of reaction to Northern Rock’s collapse featured on Newsnight and Panorama. Described as “outstanding storytelling”, “ambitious and impressive”, with “exceptional production”.